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supra things seniors have. we think free minnesota will help many seniors go to the meal sites their boarding meal sites in the city where you can get lunch for $2 if you're over 60 or disabled the poverty level is $10,000 for one and ssi is less than that >> you're still poor even though you get ssi not everybody know about ssi it's called supplemental security income for low income people it has its needs i've been told we should talk about the joys of seniors i
get fixated on how many people get a government pension like you will or the contact agencies the snvrz won't have government pensions but we think it's important to keep the people active in the community. >> thank you, ms. >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (calling names). >> good afternoon. hi, fwj. we're representing stepping stone adult health care. one of the issues we're concerned is the folks that actually, you haven't talked about the people who can't use muni. that's the folks who need to use paratransit to remain independent in the community.
we'll be talking about under 10 thousands a year. we're adult health care center we're supporting the physical and mental health so they can live dpint if they don't they'll go into is an institution or have a low quality of life. so some of the issues we've if you do it is the transit transit wants to raise the costs and also independently as the taxi fairs go up you think $0.25 or 50 sents cents isn't much but it is. i have the invoice for january
it was over $10,000 a month for our folks to come to our center. if i raise that $0.25 a ride that's $17,000 a year that impacts our agency we can hire another person to help us out >> >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (calling names). >> good afternoon. >> hi, i also represent stepping stone we're the largest in san francisco i will to say our recipients are medi-cal we're having our partners come to our center that provides safe transportation for people not
able to a use the assessable streetcars and trains and busy. our participants are mell or physically disabled and as mentioned $0.25 increase in the fair for each ride equals a 13 percent increase for our agency. we've been living with no cost of living increases in the medi-cal program and have a 10 percent cut 3 years ago our agency couldn't survive. also for the operant they use the paratransit group and advance service and they get the medical appointments they get there and there's a $0.50
increase proposed we urge you to oppose >> thank you. next speaker, please (calling names). >> good afternoon. >> good afternoon. my name is and annette i'm a nursing practitioner at the general occupational health clinic we have a work order to provide dmv certification advance we're in the position to lose our jobs in obviouslyal height not for poor service but for no other reason four did controller of mta couldn't talk to each other about the costs. and in a time that the city is concerned about revenue for dph
and the implementation of obamacare. this is an example of one of the many that occur in the clinic in the last few months. a muni driver presented to general occupational health with a people saying this person had a defibrillator later this is a devise that's implanted for cardiac arithmetic to prevent suddenly death he guarantee got 0 two cards from a occupational
clinic we saw him in clinic we didn't recidivist this driver because the department of transportation in their guilds this condition is considered disqualified >> thank you very much. (calling names) >> good afternoon. >> i want to say that i'll let you know we are opted for the rates from 22 to 24 now we're getting 34 more clients i want a normal pay raise this is our card. and people pay their fair share they'll pay yet you have to show
the doctors your disabled and some of the elevators are not working and what do you expect the muni drivers to do with all those people getting open the buds and you promise us from the washington from nancy pelosi get the new buses where are they. >> >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (calling names). >> good afternoon. >> hi, i'm susan peiffer. >> can he turn on the other microphone. >> my name is susan peiffer i'm the secretary of the democratic club with seniors and disability
folks. we're changed from charging people with the blue parking garages with meter parking we're vigilant in protecting seniors that i'm here to advocate for free muni rides for seniors and folks with disabilities. with so many proposed changes to muni stops and the transit programs in san francisco we're already seeing the possibility of seniors and people with disabilities having to what can further from muni stops those are people that are dependent on muni we have so easy the burden for people and free muni will do
that with the ellis act evictions and increased rents and the cost of living in san francisco i also thought of san francisco with a city with a heart we need to prove that for people that have contributed to the city. thank you very much (calling names) >> >> good afternoon mr. wood. >> i'm a member of power when we set out for free muni for i did not get we knew that was going to be a success we protested and marched and made phone calls we did a lot to get this program we are grateful for the pilot program it's a success over thirty thousand students signed up the critics said they were going to get on the buds
and act crazy but they didn't we want the 18 years old to be another a lot of 18-year-old are going that from january to june so their low income >> thank you. next speaker, please (calling names). >> good afternoon. >> hi, i'm from the excelsior district i'm here on our spring break that is important free muni for youth is not something minor it's $0.75 it adds up to the end of the month. i support this i shouldn't be scared to get on the bus to be harassed by ticket people and to
be harassed is it w0rg9 going to school and may be getting an $800 fine. money management is hard enough for mom she's disabled and this program is very important for seniors for 18-years old and disabled people you guys should please amend this fair policy on april 15th, please >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (calling names) good afternoon ms. martin. >> good afternoon. those of us for the free muni coalition we've been doing this we worked very hard we didn't
just come and sigh give us free passes but actually going out into the community. and since then we've continued to work with director reiskin and alicia to make sure that we can get the support in our community for the funding measures in the fall we've been working hardworking for low income alias and i'm somewhat surprised to that concludes my report the 18-years old is only included provisionally and also we were initially told that the mta was optimistic to include all the folks. the golden negates is $3.4 million and the school is kicking in money for
$3.6 million and the cost is 3.7 i don't know what the numbers are i don't think it's a lot of money but, you know, we're here to do whatever it takes to make that work we'd love to see an institutional commitment to continue there into the future so amend the free fair policy there's another category there's a free pass so the folks are scared it's going to run out in june. so if you could do that fair policy amending at the same time as the budget we'll appreciate that >> >> thank you. next speaker, please. >>
(calling names). >> good afternoon. >> hi, i'm anna thank you very much. i'd like to have more time to speak because i'm speaking i have a disability in english. i let's open this up for general public comment here today with my mobility service person we use to be on the muni task force. i take muni but they tell me i can't tackle it by myself i have to 0 have a caregiver i have a memory loss i take muni with my caregiver i listened last time
to the dock meny on caesar chavez and on my beloved bob i didn't kennedy who i met i hear you talk about the money but this is a moral and ethic california issue about people with low income and disability and people that used services with animals and they need the busses. we want to stay in inform. i'm here to represent one obtain thing that's near and dear to my heart they are work hard to keep seniors with disabled in their home we don't have good transportation weeping we'll be institutional listed thank you very much. >> thank you. appreciate that.
>> thank you. next speaker, please. >> good afternoon mr. mendosa. >> proclaimer and members of board i'm with the san francisco board. i wanted to express our agencies strong support to extend free muni for seniors as you know the cost of living in san francisco is high and the access to food is high. and really transportation is the key part to allow people to make it possible that they'll participate in all aspects of
their community. i'm sure you're aware of for many low income people with disabilities and seniors their community have been facing cuts so they've made hard choices and sometimes transportation sadly get put down on the list. we really want folks to be able to participate in the community. so i ask you to support of the proposal and appreciate our time >> thank you. next speaker, please. >> (calling names). >> sorry okay. who's -
international hotel. i represent seniors residents in america in san francisco. we want you to continue to make progress to continue to provide services and care for elderly at other countries to provide city transportation we want san francisco to use the example as to really prioritize the needs of those folks forgotten in the industry >> i think supervisor campos aids have left the room go ahead, sir. >> (calling names). >> .
>> (speaking foreign language.) >> good afternoon. i'm the president of the community tenants association we're the largest organization in the city and all our one thousand plus members are low income we have over one hundred and 20 members we regularly have filled the offer flow room and collected cards.
moebltd of seniors resident most that dent and for miss many of us the cost of transportation is important we rely on ssi income it runs 23 there's this year it may not sound like much but some seminars couples can only afford to buy one muni pass. if we can help to awe at least this by providing free transit to seniors and disabled folks it will hope folks who struggle to pay their rent in this city
>> (speaking foreign language.) >> the city is getting increasingly high and if we want san francisco to help our needs in the community mta fairs need to have free transit for those who need it the most of the and affordability needs to grow across the board thank you very much. >> thank you (clapping) (calling names). >> good afternoon, sir. >> i'm a special education student. and a proud member of the muni access or macro u mac so many of you may not know this but
disabled folks under 3 get free education and we often are over looked and sometimes students can get the services up to 8 years and in transition we learned to be more independent and traffic trained and access the community and get valuable job skills without access to a having pack we'll be cut off from our community so, please ask the one hundred and 15 students 18 to 22 to the free muni program to make sure that the students have opportunity and thank you for providing a fully accessible and inclusive transportation system >> platform a representative from supervisor campos office is
in the room. okay. what would you like to hear from her >> i'm here representing supervisor campos. we've been involved in the muni program and appreciative to you. from the beginning that was a real desire from the community and to support of the idea of 18-year-old we're very much wanting to make sure that 18-year-old can be included. as was mentioned the gift from google is more than what is needed for 5 to 17 years old there will be a small make up will of money left and the school district can cover the difference don't wait until after november thank informs the implementation of mta and the hard work of the community. and it's a big priority for our
office, and, secondly, in changes to our asserting that the city recognized we want to institutional this and as we talk about the tails of two cities we feel this is a strong statement to say that this is a policy that san francisco prioritize and urge you to make that important change to the fair >> thank you. next speaker, please (calling names). >> good afternoon, sir. >> hello, i'm dan incremental i'm the access arts student. hello director nolan and members of the board i'm proud to be here in front of you.
morning to tell you about something important. i'm proud to be a member at the mac community and special education transition student. we think of the students with disabilities in the san francisco unified school district are not able to be benefiting from the free muni program. we don't think those students were left out and proposed but that the community wasn't aware that we are here and we're of the district students that rely on a d pass to have access to our community including united states in our budget will cost so little by enriched the lives of the so many muni have helped
me to gain independence at the public utilities commission and other members of society and thank you for listening to me today. i hope you take this acknowledge and for young transition students with d passes in the upcoming budget >> thank you, sir (calling names). >> good afternoon. >> hi, good afternoon. thank you for allowing me to be here today. i'm a student teacher in a transition for children between 18 and 22 in the art. so the community we access the community through the services of mta. which opens the doors for independents for our